Peter Rehse wrote:
The randori session was brutal - they would not let him stop. I think there was a not so subtle hint being given.
Belated congratulations Hori-San, I did not see this thread earlier.
This test reminds me of my Shodan test a few years back. After having to go through every test from 8th kyu up to and including Shodan, the randori session started. I was so tired all I remember is a blur of folks attacking with tanto, avoiding for dear life and tossing people hoping to use as little energy as possible. This was on a very humid night so I was drenched from about 15 minutes into the 2 hour long test and was totally spent by the time the randori came around. Funny thing was I chose my techniques well so that most times even when Uke resisted, things would work, it was like if I was in this zone where I could not feel my body so much, or just could not bother about it as I was so spent.
At the end of it folks thought something had happened to me in the changing room, since all I could do is drag myself into the showers and pass out (not totally of course) under the water. When they came calling to me over a half hour had passed (I could have sworn I had just walked in) and I was all pruney, but still refused to move until about 15 mins after. It was without a doubt the most physically and mentally demanding thing I had done in recent years.
Now I know what a car feels like when it overheats.
Was fun though